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A walk around on a very dreary day.


….but despite the weather I decided to take some photos before another day of rain arrives.
Our Cercis tree is a beautiful one and is just showing its first tiny pink flowers….

Last year it was used by 2 pigeons to build their nest…a very flimsy one at that.We have left it there as they do tend to return to the original one to rebuild on.

The red brick wall on the far side of the house is very dull and needs some interest.I have tried a climber before,even a climbing Hydrangea but the soil is shallow and they don’t grow well there.I decided to attach a T shaped trellis .Painted it a light green and attached 3 black wire ‘baskets’ planted up with ferns.I have only attached one so far.Just wondering if it needs the other two.Their fresh green colours seem to stand out well.The narrow bed below was planted up with Erythroniums, Hostas, Japanese ferns and Frittilerias last Autumn. Slowly this very shady area is brightening up!

Alongside and opposite is the pool , a very sunny aspect planting not a problem.

The clump of Bearded Iris Alcazar are just opening up ….the photo below shows how intricate they are.They grow in such a statuesque style.

The ‘Burning Heart’ Hebe was affected by frost early on in the year so only just making up for it.

Phlox Emerald Cushion Blue is growing in a boxed area where originally there was a conifer tree.

Obsidian Heuchera is the only one that grows successfully here.Below it is growing alongside Hakonechloa macrame Aureola.

The Rowan tree is full of creamy white flowers and grows opposite our lounge window. A Lonicera uses it as support within its branches.

Lastly the Lilac shrub is flowering well this Spring but still no fragrance but I’ve read this sometimes happens.

Lastly a couple of views across the lower front garden.
Hope you all have an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend despite the inclement weather.

So sorry about the adverts intruding,they are a nuisance.
Just found a side on photo of the wall project.

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Your garden looks lovely Meadowland, and your cercis tree is beautiful, how old is it please?

2 May, 2024


Looking superb. You have created a good contrast of colours and shapes. It must be a fair bit of upkeep! I love your pool area, particularly, Meadow.

3 May, 2024


Thank you so much Callie for your kind comment...I had to think awhile when you asked how old the Cercis tree is.We have been living here 23 years and roughly I think we bought the tree 15 years ago.We were in Cornwall and visited Burncoose nurseries.It has great memories as I was born in Cornwall.
Each Autumn I have to trim it to control its spread.

3 May, 2024


Thank you so much Ange... it certainly keeps me busy but I still love it.

3 May, 2024


Thank you Meadowland, and what lovely memories that goes with your beautiful tree.

3 May, 2024


It's nice to see gardens becoming more lively and colourful even if the weather is on the cool side ...

I don't see ads, I've blocked them.

8 May, 2024


Temps on the rise today,can't complain. Shrubs are enjoying the change especially the roses.

8 May, 2024

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